These Delicious Puffed Quinoa Bars are a deliciously healthy treat!

Delicious Puffed Quinoa Bars

There are times we all need a sweet treat and these delicious Puffed Quinoa Bars are just right for any occasion. Made from healthy, nourishing ingredients, they’re packed with fiber, protein, and tons of flavor. You can happily indulge. These delicious bars are very quick and easy to whip up and there’s NO baking involved!

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What do you need for Delicious Puffed Quinoa Bars?

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Are there any substitutions can I make?

  • if you don’t want to use puffed quinoa you could use puffed brown rice cereal.
  • your favorite raw unsalted nuts, such as cashews, walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, etc
  • any dried fruit you love, apricots, blueberries, golden sultanas
  • maple syrup instead of date syrup
  • use peanut, sunflower butter, or almond butter in lieu of cashew

How do I make Delicious Puffed Quinoa Bars?

  • Step 1.
  • In a large bowl mix together the dry ingredients. Whisk the wet ingredients together in a smaller bowl. Combine and stir well.
  • Step 2.
  • Place in a parchment paper-lined 8 x 8-inch pan. Melt the dark chocolate and pour over the top.
  • Step 3.
  • Chill in the fridge or freezer (if you’re in a hurry) until set. Slice into bars and enjoy.
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Is Delicious Puffed Quinoa good for me?


  • Quinoa is a powerhouse of protein, providing all nine of the essential amino acids.
  • Very high in fiber, providing 3 grams per serving.
  • Rich in iron

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Storage tips.

Once they have chilled, transfer them into an airtight container lined with parchment paper. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days and 3 months in the freezer.

Delicious Puffed Quinoa Bars

I hope you love these Delicious Puffed Quinoa Bars! If you tried them I’d love to hear from you, please leave a comment and rate the recipe! Thanks so much and happy cooking:)

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A deliciously healthy protein-packed sweet treat!

  • Author: Mary Callan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: dessert,
  • Diet: Vegan



1 1/2 cups puffed quinoa

1 cup cashew butter

1/3 cup date syrup or maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup dried cherries

1/4 cup pistachios, roughly chopped

1/4 cup sunflower seeds

1 tablespoon hemp seeds

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup dark chocolate, roughly chopped


  1. Line an 8 x 8-inch pan with parchment paper
  2. Combine the quinoa, dried cherries, pistachios, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  3. In a medium bowl stir together the cashew butter, date syrup, and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir to combine.
  5. Dump the mixture into the lined pan and press down to spread.
  6. Melt the chocolate in a bowl in the microwave. Heat for 10-second bursts, stir well and don’t let it burn.
  7. Spread the chocolate over the quinoa mixture.
  8. Place in the fridge or freezer and allow to chill for at least 1 hour.

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